Saturday, April 12, 2014

✈ New Airbus A380-800 Superjumbo ✈

Brief Description:

The Airbus A380 Superjumbo is a ultraefficient double-deck, wide-body, four-engine airliner manufactured by the European corporation Airbus, an EADS subsidiary. Currently the largest passenger airliner in the world, superseding the Boeing 747 that was first introduced in 1969, and which was the largest and most expensive aircraft in the world until the introduction of the Airbus A380 in 2007. But it will still have a shorter fuselage than the Airbus A340-600 which is Airbus' next biggest passenger aeroplane.

The A380 is the first commercial airliner to have a central wing box made of carbon fibre reinforced plastic. It is also the first to have a smoothly contoured wing cross section. The wings of other commercial airliners are partitioned span-wise into sections. This flowing, continuous cross section optimises aerodynamic efficiency.
The cabin has features to reduce traveller fatigue such as a quieter interior and have a higher pressurisation than previous generation of aircraft. This means the A380 is pressurised and kept at the equivalent altitude of 1,520 m (5,000 ft) even when flying as high up as 12,000 m (39,000 ft).

Travellers can also be happy to have 50% less cabin noise during flights and 50% more cabin area and volume, larger windows, bigger overhead bins, and 60 cm (2.0 ft) extra headroom versus the 747-400.

The Seating options range from 4-abreast in the first class to 11-across in economy On other aircraft, economy seats range from 41.5 cm (16.3 in) to 52.3 cm (20.6 in) in width, A380 economy seats are up to 48 cm (19 in) wide in a 10-abreast configuration compared with the 10-abreast configuration on the 747-400 which typically has seats 44.5 cm (17.5 in) wide.

Airbus A380-800 Superjumbo Blueprint Aircraft Aviation Drawing Passanger Placement
Airbus A380-800 Superjumbo Blueprint Aircraft Aviation Drawing Passanger Placement Seating

525 to 853 passengers

15,700 kilometres or 8,500 nm

Twin-deck, Twin-aisle

Cross Section:
7,15m (7150 centimeters)

Wing Span:
79.8m (261ft 10in)

72,75m (238ft 8in)

24,08 m (79ft)

Cruise Speed:
Mach 0.85

Max Cruise Speed:
Mach 0.88

Cargo Volume:
600.00 cubic metres (21,188.82 cubic feet)

Maximum Payload:
152,400.00 kg (335,981.04 lbs)

Maximum Takeoff Weight:
560,000kg (1,234,600lb)

Minimum Take Off Distance:
2,898.65 metres (9,510.00 feets)

Minimum Landing Distance:
762.00 metres (2,500.00 feets)

Fuel Tank Capacity:
356,000.00 litres (94,055.20 gallons)

Country of origin
Europe (France, Germany, Spain, UK)

Maiden flight
27 April 2005 from Toulouse, France.

First commercial flight 
25 October 2007 from Singapore to Sydney with Singapore Airlines.

Named Airbus A3XX during much the development phase, but the nickname Superjumbo has since been given.

There are a number of a380 airlines currently in service and a few of you may already have traveled with british airways flights that uses the new "jumbo jet".  British Airways has ordered 12 A380 Superjumbos, which will be progressively delivered until 2016. British airways flight will have 10 by the end of 2015.

In Asia, Korean Air has ordered ten aircrafts type A380-861 of which the first one was delivered in May 2011. The korean air a380 ordered are a bit different than the other a380 airlines because they have furnished the A380s with only 407 seats. This means less seats than all other A380 airlines. However Korean Air is also the first airline that is having an reserved upper deck only for the Business Class. With another unique feature also being the small duty free shop, where passengers can purchase cosmetics, perfumes and alcoholic beverages. Now how about that for the company jet but I doubt anyone would have the use for an airbus a380 private jet in the near future.

You may also like to look at the New Airbus A350-900:
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